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Spectator and LAN Modes Confirmed for Splatoon 2

Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Feb 11, 2017.

TheRapture, Feb 11, 2017 at 1:00 AM
  1. TheRapture

    TheRapture Dystopian Future Paint Desperado

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    Sometimes it felt like yelling into the void. Ever since launch, the Splatoon community has clamored for a true, dedicated spectator mode and a LAN mode for 4v4 multiplayer. These features never materialized in the original game. Although hope was not lost, it was hard not to wonder if they would ever come.

    Today, that all changed. Fresh spectator and LAN features, will be part of the Splatoon 2 package later this year.

    Up to two users can join Private Battles and occupy spectator slots.

    Meanwhile, Splatoon 2's 'LAN' mode utilizes local wireless connections to forgo any need for an internet connection. If you've ever used the DS's local wireless, it's a similar functionality but capable enough to support two full squads of players.

    What else could be in store for the next installment of Splatoon?
    #1 TheRapture, Feb 11, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017
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How excited are you for the new spectator and LAN modes?

  1. Looks good!

    3 vote(s)
  2. Very excited!

    4 vote(s)
  3. Can't wait! This is exactly what we needed!

    12 vote(s)

    9 vote(s)


Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Feb 11, 2017.

    1. jp4464
      Spectator mode here looks so fleshed out. I'm beyond excited for this!
      Flying_Tortoise likes this.
    2. OzGuy
      Hopefully we'll get more Aussie tournaments. The wi-fi we have here is AWFUL, so thumbs up to this!
      Kbot likes this.
    3. Fullmental
      This looks well polished already! It'd be awesome if we could choose to save battles we participate in with a fully functional spectator replay mode! Imagine what sort of analysis you can make with a full view of a single battle from multiple perspectives and not just your own. Man, now I want this too...
      Madd-D likes this.
    4. Mendax
      this looks awesome!
    5. LicketyHD
      This'll be a lot better for tournaments and competitions. In the future I wouldn't doubt to expect it to be similar to the way Counter-Strike has their eSport twitch streams.

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